QB VII Author:Leon Uris Queen's Bench Courtroom Number Seven in the tradition-rich London Law Court is the stage for the most unusual and electrifying legal battle in British history. — England's most eminent barrister looked directly into the faces of the jury. "there comes a moment in the human experience when one's life itself no longer makes sense when it is directe... more »d to the mutilation and murder of his fellow man."
Libel was the cause. A knighted octor against a best selling American author who had defamed him in his novel.
But the real issue was the duty and responsibility of man to fellow man, that demarcation line of human morality beyond which no man can cross for any reason.
A major novelist at the peak ofhis powers uses his skill to sweep he reader from Poland and Italy, to the Colonial Service in the Crown Colony of Sarawak in Borneo, to Norfolk Va in the first part of the century to the Battle of Britain, to Jerusalem, to the international Set's playground on the Costa del Sol.
Written in white heat, it surges to a climax as the witness stand erupts with agamut of characters representing a multitude of cultures in conflict.« less
QB VII has an interesting story line with well-drawn characters. However, I found it more than a bit self-indulgent, particularly in light of the back story to it. The details of the English courts were more than I cared to read, with so many places and characters thrown in that it became difficult to follow. Worth reading, but not one of my favorite books, by a long shot.